Saxophone Lessons

We specialize in teaching our students the contemporary and popular songs that they love through instructional methods that are easy, friendly, and supportive!

Interested in playing the saxophone? The saxophone, originally invented by Adolphe Sax with the intention of creating an instrument that would blend with both brass and woodwind instruments, is a wonderful instrument to learn to play. Saxophone lessons with North Main Music will start you on your way to learning one of the most expressive instruments in the world of popular music, especially in rock, blues, and jazz. With North Main Music, you can take your saxophone playing to the next level, or learn for the first time. We will help you achieve your sax-playing goals because we customize your lessons based on the type(s) of music you love and want to play, and the role you wish music to play in your life. Lessons are offered for tenor, alto and soprano saxophone.

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AARON
GRATZMILLER
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Skype™ or FaceTime® Music Lessons - Learn Music without Leaving Home!
So, you want to learn music but can't make it into our schools in Bedford or Nashua? Now, you can! Skype™ and FaceTime® music lessons are quickly growing in popularity due to the increase of broadband usage and improvements in video chat technology. These type lessons are very similar to in-person lessons, both in the quality of instruction and in the quality of results.

Exercises and in class examples can be emailed to you to keep you current with your weekly lesson. This is a great alternative for people that can’t travel to our school. Local or not!

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Saxophone FAQs
Generally if you are 10 years of age or older you will be big enough to start playing the Alto saxophone. For younger students the Alto is definitely the best choice. Even though the Soprano sax is smaller it is much harder to play and requires more control with your mouth. If you are big for your age then perhaps you could start a little younger but you need to be able to hold the weight of the saxophone and have enough puff to make a sound! Some teachers recommend starting on recorder first to get the general idea of the fingering as the notes on the descant or soprano recorder are the same as low register of the saxophone.
The Alto is generally the best size saxophone to start on for the beginner player. Even though the Soprano is a smaller instrument it requires a lot more control and is tricky to make quick progress on for the beginner saxophone player. The tenor is much heavier than the Alto, so is more suitable for an adult or tall teenager to start on. The great thing about saxophones is that the fingering (or way you play the notes) is the same on all of them so once you get the hang of an Alto, for example, it’s relatively easy to then switch to a tenor, soprano or baritone.
There are many fantastic saxophone players who have small hands – it really just comes down to getting used to the instrument. However, you may be better starting on the Alto first as the keys are closer together than on a Tenor.
Every saxophone will need a “tune up” from time to time. Saxophones have serviceable parts like pads and corks that, with regular use, will require adjustment and possible replacement. If your saxophone begins to be hard to play, or some notes won’t sound properly, then you will probably need to get it serviced. The good news is that getting your saxophone repaired is inexpensive and, if you take good care of your instrument, you may only need to do this once every year.
Most saxophones will come with all that you need to start playing, though, when starting out, you will need to buy more reeds as they are easy to break. Each reed may only last a week or so with regular playing. Size 1½ is good to start with. A music stand is always useful and makes it easier to have a good posture while practicing. There are also some excellent “Learn to play” books available from music stores that would complement the instructional videos on this site.